DLCC Election Update (as of 3am)

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AS OF 3AM ET

Chambers Flipped:  7  Seats Flipped:  333  |  Trifectas:  +6

As results come in, here’s what you need to know:

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The DLCC and New Hampshire House and Senate Democrats have flipped both the chambers. Senator-elect Melanie Levesque became the first African American elected to the state Senate. Representative-elect Gerri Cannon will become the first openly transgender elected official to serve in the legislature.

MAINE

The DLCC and Maine Senate Democrats have flipped the chamber from red to blue. With Governor-elect Janet Mills’ victory, Maine now has a Democratic trifecta.

MINNESOTA

The DLCC and Minnesota House Democrats have flipped 17 seats from red to blue in the state House. The DLCC invested over $800,000 in the state to recruit strong candidates, run paid communications, and partnered with in-state allies to execute a record-breaking field program that knocked on over 1.7 million doors, driving turnout in key districts.

COLORADO

The DLCC and Colorado Senate Democrats have flipped the Colorado State Senate from red to blue, creating a new trifecta of Democratic power with Governor-elect Jared Polis’s victory.

MICHIGAN

The DLCC and Michigan Senate Democrats have busted Republicans’ supermajority in the state Senate. With Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s victory, Republicans’ trifecta of power in the state has been broken. Senator-elect Jeremy Moss is the first openly LGBTQ elected member of the Michigan Senate. More updates to come.

NORTH CAROLINA

The DLCC and North Carolina Democrats have broken state Republicans’ supermajorities in the state House and in the state Senate. Democrats flipped 10 House seats from red to blue, and six Senate seats, putting both chambers in a strong position to flip in 2020.

OREGON

Oregon Democrats have secured supermajorities in both the state House and the state Senate. With Governor Kate Brown, DLCC Board Chair and Speaker of the Oregon House Tina Kotek, and Senate President Peter Courtney leading the state, Oregon will continue to be a key part of Democrats’ “blue wall” against the Trump administration’s detrimental policies.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Democrats expanded their supermajorities in both the state House and the state Senate. Representative-elect and DLCC Spotlight candidate Tram Nguyen flipped HD Essex 18 from red to blue.

IOWA

So far this evening, the DLCC and state Democrats have picked up seven seats in the state House. Stay tuned for more updates.

NEW YORK

The DLCC and New York Senate Democrats have flipped eight state Senate seats from red to blue. Senator-elect Anna Kaplan will become the first Iranian-American to serve in the state Senate and Senator-elect John Liu will become the first Asian American elected to the state Senate.

FLORIDA

The DLCC and Florida state Democrats have flipped seven seats from red to blue in the Florida House, including Representative-elect Anna Eskamani, who will become the first Iranian-American to serve in the Florida Legislature. In the state Senate, Janet Cruz is up in SD-18.

INDIANA

With his election to the Indiana Senate, Senator-elect JD Ford will become the first openly LGBTQ member of the Indiana Legislature, in a seat Democrats haven’t held since 1972.

TEXAS

Tonight all of the DLCC’s Spotlight Race candidates won their races! And Texas Democrats flipped 11 seats from red to blue in the state House and two seats from red to blue in the state Senate.

KANSAS

So far, Kansas Democrats have flipped three seats from red to blue in the state House.

RHODE ISLAND

Tonight Rhode Island Democrats maintained their supermajorities in both the state House and the state Senate.

VERMONT

Tonight Vermont House Democrats maintained their supermajority coalition in the Vermont House.

MARYLAND

Tonight Maryland Democrats maintained their supermajorities in both the state House and the state Senate.

ILLINOIS

Illinois Senate Democrats have maintained their supermajority in the state’s upper legislative chamber. With JB Pritzker’s victory in the race for Governor, Illinois Democrats have created a new trifecta of Democratic power. 

PENNSYLVANIA

The DLCC and state Democrats have flipped 16 seats from red to blue in the state House and five seats from red to blue in the state Senate, breaking Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber.

DELAWARE

The DLCC and Delaware Democrats have flipped a seat from red to blue in the state Senate, solidifying a Democratic majority in the chamber. In the state House, Delaware Democrats also picked up a seat, expanding their supermajority.

 

Follow@TheDLCC on Twitter and @DLCC.org on Facebook for real-time updates and stay tuned for another Election Update later this evening.

Earlier in the cycle, the DLCC and state Democrats flipped the Washington Senate from red to blue and flipped 44 seats in special election victories. For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].